MIAMI
03/19/2012 09:46 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2012

Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films March 19-25

This week's cinema houses take movie lovers around the world, from a Japanese subway to world-famous sushi by renowned chef Jiro, Israel for a 1960s summer of love with a matchmaker, and a dark tug-of-war of hearts in England with Rachel Weisz.

Movie buffs will be psyched for the rare screening of the 1902 French film "A Trip to the Moon" and The Monkees fans will be treated to a free Davy Jones tribute, fit with a screening of "Head."

If you missed some of the big movies from the last few weeks, it's your last chance to catch a screening of "Pina," paying tribute to the German choreographer, and the animated Cuban film "Chico and Rita."

Coral Gables Art Cinema

Chico and Rita
March 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $11 adult, $9 seniors and students, $7 members, $6 children

This illustrated film tells the story of jazz pianist Chico and the beautiful singer Rita. When they come together in 1940s Havana, their love takes them to the United States and back to Cuba in time for the revolution.

Miami Beach Cinematheque

Pina
March 20 and 21 at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors and students, $8 members

Nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, this is Wim Wender’s tribute to choreographer Pina Baush, who died in 2009. Watch dance unlike any you’ve seen before. Dancers take to the busy streets, beaches, mountains of Germany -- anywhere,really, and break into beautiful moves.

The Turin Horse
March 20 and 21 at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. and March 22 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors and students, $8 members

Grand Prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, this film set in 1889 follows a man who is traumatized by the beating of a horse. He becomes a mute while the man who owns the horse struggles with food and water growing scarce. In the distance, the apocalypse is near.

A Trip to the Moon
March 20 and 21 at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. and March 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors and students, $8 members

This 16-minute film has been restored for its 100th anniversary. One of the first science fiction films, six brave astronauts travel to the moon and are surprised by what they find on the surface.

The Deep Blue Sea
March 20 and 21 at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m.
arch 23, 24 and 25 at 8:40 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors and students, $8 members

Based on the 1952 play by Terence Rattigan, Rachel Weisz plays a lonely woman in a loveless marriage with a judge in post-war England. When she meets a former Royal Air Force pilot, she discovers a world of both overwhelming erotic love and isolation. Released in 2011 for the 100th anniversary of Rattigan’s birth, this film has its audience wondering if stability or love is the goal.

Hands to the Sky
March 20 and 21 at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m.
March 24 and 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors and students, $8 members

What better place to premiere a movie in Florida about House music than in Miami? The crew of My House Rocs goes around the world to House dance parties in seemingly unlikely place, following the night of dancers and passion. A DJ set by Young Starr will bein at 4:15 p.m.

O Cinema

OMG! Dinner and a Movie
March 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30 dinner and a movie, $50 dinner, movie and cookbook

Watch “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” paired with food from Harry’s.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
March 22 at 8 p.m., March 23 at 7:45 and 10 p.m., March 24 at 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 and 10 p.m., and March 25 at 1, 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Tickets:$10.50 general, $9 students and seniors, $7.50 members

Sushi fans will flock to the theatre to watch Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi-making master, and his 10-seat restaurant in a Tokyo subway. Ever the perfectionist, he labors over every single piece of fish to ensure that his customers get the best quality. Travelers from around the world, including foodie Anthony Bourdain, salivate at the memory of Jiro’s sushi.

Cinema Paradiso

Davy Jones Tribute
March 19 at 7 p.m.
Free

Swoon over the cutest of The Monkees, the late Davy Jones. Kicked off with the band’s greatest hits, gather around the television like old times to watch a rerun of the show before a screening of “Head.”

Book Club with Michael Smerconish, featuring Chris Matthews
March 21 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12.50 general, $10 seniors and students, $8 FLIFF members

Chris Matthews of Hardball sits with Michael Smerconish and Book Club to talk about his book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” and his thoughts on the 2012 presidential elections.

Pina
March 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $8 seniors and students, $6 FLIFF members, free for superstars

Nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, Wim Wender’s tribute to choreographer Pina Baush, who died in 2009. Watch dance unlike any you’ve seen before, where dancers take to the busy streets, beaches, mountains of Germany -- anywhere, really, and break into beautiful moves.

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
March 22 at 8 p.m. and March 24 at 1 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $8 seniors and students, $6 FLIFF members

A murder mystery appears to be on the brink of being solved, only to become even more complicated. In the Turkish countryside, a man comes forward and confesses to a murder but struggles to lead them to the body.

The Matchmaker
March 24 at 4 p.m. and March 25 at 1:45 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general, $8 seniors and students, $6 FLIFF members

In the summer of 1968 in Israel, mystery-loving teen, Arik, finds a job working for a matchmaker who survived the Holocaust. Just like the detectives in his favorite novels, Arik becomes a spy for the matchmaker, but he ends up learning a bit about love and lust along the way. Avi Nesher’s film was nominated for seven awards at the Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Those Were the Days
March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general, FLIFF members and superstars, $9 seniors and students

John Wittenborn’s students of the University Center for the Performing Arts, joined by guest artists, will perform the 1990 Broadway production “Those Were the Days.”

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